July 11, 2017

Following a plateau in the early 2000s, global concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have hit new highs in recent years. Chemical fingerprint tests seem to rule out a major role for fossil fuels. With more than half a dozen possible natural and human sources, how will  scientists figure out where it's coming from? 

May 4, 2017

A sprawling storm system brought severe weather, tornadoes, and flooding to parts of the United States and blizzard conditions to others.

May 14, 2015

AgroClimate.org is an open-source suite of tools and resources tailored to farmers and ranchers in the southeastern United States.

March 27, 2015

A drought in the Southeast in 2011 gave cotton growers and consumers a preview of what could become a more common scenario for the main ingredient of our most comfortable clothes. 

October 27, 2014

In the Southeast, a conventional crop rotation is two years of cotton followed by two years of peanuts. In this extended interview, Ron Bartel explains why farmers should consider a grass rotation, as well.

Northeastern US temperature departures from normal
May 4, 2017

Yet another warm February left Northeast apple growers worrying if their crops will survive below-freezing spring temperatures. In this week's blog, Art DeGaetano of the Northeast Regional Climate Center talks about an online tool that helps apple growers estimate risk and damages to their yields based on bloom stage, historical climate data, and local temperature forecasts.